Sr. Procurement Analyst

Michigan, Jackson

Posted: 05/30/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 13132

Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan s 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Sr. Procurement Analyst.


The Procurement Analyst performs advanced analytical or administrative tasks associated with business processes and/or department specialization. These tasks are performed in an independent manner with minimal instructions and guidance as to the general results expected. The work is varied, advanced and offers opportunity for developing projects, applying skills such as analysis, planning, design, research, coordination, facilitation, and communication with customers or outside agencies. This position also applies an in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, policies and procedures within the specialization to complete the more difficult assignments and may coordinate or lead smaller projects.

Procurement Analysts are responsible for purchasing products and/or services for internal departments. They meet with suppliers and arrange contracts that benefit the company by working closely with Project Managers, upper management and business partners to make sure the scope and direction of each project is in the contract.

Principal Responsibilities:
Support/govern the Company s procurement & contracting activities by reviewing contracts.
Create and manage purchase orders for materials and services
Administer the RFX process (RFI, RFP and RFQ).
Negotiate cost effective agreements with key suppliers based on our core values of procurement (safety/quality/cost/delivery/morale).
Establish and manage relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders
Coordinate internal resources and suppliers/third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects ensuring they are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
Use appropriate verification techniques (portfolio analyses, market/competitive data) to manage contractual obligations.
Report and escalate to management as needed.
Ensure commercial, legal, contractual and policy compliance in all procurement transactions.
Knowledge/Administration of sourcing tools & processes.


Deep knowledge of procurement processes and policies
Demonstrated supplier management and negotiation skills. Ability to identify both required & desired outcomes from a meeting or situation, and be comfortable entering into difficult discussions/situations with suppliers or stakeholders.
Knowledge of contractual law highly desirable.
Experience modifying contractual documents, including but not limited too, terms and conditions
Ability to analyze Bills of Material (BOM), drawings, scope or Statements of Work (SOW) to understand key requirements
Show tenacity & initiative.
Demonstrated ability to comfortably and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to easily interface with others, build and lead teams and drive cost and process improvement.
Analytical Skills demonstrated ability to relate & compare, securing relevant information and identifying key issues. This includes seeking and organizing information, and conducting relevant data analysis.
Financial & qualitative acumen demonstrated understanding of the use, interpretation and impact of key quantitative and financial measures.
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking
Ability to delegate, keep composure, persevere in adverse situations and contribute to team building.
Process mindset; capable of developing standard work & training materials for internal & external stakeholders.
Experience working in confidential environments
Ability to prioritize and work under tight time constraints.
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification highly desirable.
Software Proficiency: SAP, Ariba, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Bachelor s degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, or related degree.
4+ years in a procurement role with a track record of success in increasingly complex responsibilities.
1+ years of experience managing complex contracts
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